ASTM A352 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings) 2022

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A352. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A352?

ASTM A352 is a Specification for Steel Castings, Ferritic and Martensitic, for Pressure-Containing Parts, Suitable for Low-Temperature Service.


Steel Castings


This specification covers steel castings for valves, flanges, fittings, and other pressure-containing parts intended primarily for low-temperature service.

Ok let's start with ASTM A352 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

Grade LCB

C max.


Si max.


Mn max.


P Max.


S max.


Ni max.


Cr max.


Mo max


Cu max.


V max.


Learn more aboutĀ chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

Grade LCB

35.0 ksi (240 MPa) min.

Learn more aboutĀ what is yield strength.

Tensile Strength

Grade LCB

65.0 - 90.0 ksi (450 - 620 MPa)

Learn more aboutĀ what is tensile strength.

Elongation (min.) 50 mm


Learn more aboutĀ what is elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)


Learn more aboutĀ reduction of area.

Impact Requirements

Grade LCB

18J avg. And 14J min at -46ĀŗC

Learn more aboutĀ impact testing (charpy v notch).

Other properties:


7800 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).

Learn more aboutĀ density.

Elastic Modulus

190 GPa (27557 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).

Learn more about theĀ Elastic Modulus.

Poisson's Ratio

0.27 ā€“ 0.30.

Learn more about theĀ poisson ratio.

Allowable Stress

Depends on the project (And its factor of safety).

Learn more about theĀ what is allowable stress.

My Material's Rank

While engineers will often look for the cheapest material they can use, I took a different approach to material's selection to help newbie students.

I ranked materials according to their yield strengths and ASTM A352 currently ranks 93Ā in my yield strength index. This means there are other 92 materials that are more resistant.

Note: I've analysed 134 materials in order to create an yield strength index. Check my astm material's comparison post for more details.

Details and PDF


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  3. Read the details about the standard or download the PDF.

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Other References

A351/A351M Specification for Castings, Austenitic, forā£
Pressure-Containing Partsā£
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testingā£
of Steel Productsā£
A488/A488M Practice for Steel Castings, Welding, Qualificationsā£
of Procedures and Personnelā£
A703/A703M Specification for Steel Castings, General Requirements,ā£
for Pressure-Containing Partsā£
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for Generalā£
E709 Guide for Magnetic Particle Testingā£


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